Editorials

Easter Sunday

April 4, 2012
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Easter is upon us. Let us all take a moment to give thanks for everything we have and for the holiday, which commemorates one of the greatest events in the history of mankind. Jesus gave his life on the hill at Golgotha. Mankind got the Kingdom of God in return.

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Representative Basile’s Night with Supporters Proves a Point

March 29, 2012
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The upstairs function room at Spinelli’s last Thursday night was packed from front to back and all around with the supporters of Rep. Carlo Basile who attended a fundraiser there for their man. The fundraiser proved several things. First, Basile remains popular in his home base of East Boston. It also revealed the extent...

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The Mayor’s Charity

March 29, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino has named everyone who has given to the mayor’s city charity. Everyone included in that long and generous list of donors should wear their names being on that list as a medal of honor – for it is just that. Assertions by the Boston Globe trying to make the claim that...

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NSTAR’s Responsibility

March 21, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino is fighting for all of us when he demands that NSTAR pay up for losses suffered when the lights went out in Back Bay. If the same were to happen here as it did in Back Bay over the weekend, we would expect the same for East Boston electricity users. When...

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Interest Rates

March 21, 2012
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There is one advantage to the low interest rates even in an economic environment where there appears to be no upside to real estate investments. That is, with interest rates so unbelievably low, investment in real estate causes our interest to be exceptionally high. The low interest rates right now make 2012 a time...

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What’s Holding Eastie Back?

March 16, 2012
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It has been about three months since Mayor Menino announced that he was creating a development scenario for East Boston’s waterfront that would reincarnate the waterfront. The East Boston waterfront was to go from something largely underutilized to something booming and destined to appear far different than it does today. What’s holding back all...

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Spring Cleaning Made Much Easier by Mild Winter

March 8, 2012
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Street sweeping here is imminent as the city revs up for yet another crack at cleaning this neighborhood as the winter comes to an end. One thing is decidedly different this year as opposed to last year. There has largely been the absence of winter as we have come to know it in New...

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Congressman Capuano Visits Eastie for Friday Lunch

March 8, 2012
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Last Friday, Congressman Mike Capuano visited East Boston to dine with friends for lunch at Rino’s on Saratoga Street. It was a friendly lunch, an off the record interlude for the seven term congressman who represents Boston. Those who ate with him described Capuano as the ultimate loner – a man on a mission...

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Getting Better with Time

February 29, 2012
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It is very rare for the Boston City Councillor from East Boston to receive top billing in a lead Boston Globe editorial yet this is exactly what occurred recently for our Councillor Sal LaMattina. LaMattina’s efforts to control the ugliness and the depressing spread of satellite dishes mounted on the front of buildings and...

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Gambling Commission Choices Being Made

February 29, 2012
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Time is rapidly approaching when the State’s newly authorized gambling commission must be in working order and ready for the mandate set by the Legislature when it passed the expanded gambling bill which allows casinos in Massachusetts. The timely naming of the commissioners is important to East Boston as we are in the running...

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